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Madurai Mani Iyer:
Mani Iyer was a great devotee of Maha Periava who treated Mani Iyer like his own child. Mani Iyer saw Sri Periavaal as Sri Kapaaleswarar, Sri Parameswara himself .
Once Mani Iyer was singing in His presence after he had lost his eyesight . While singing he heard someone accompanying him with beautiful rhythm. After completing the song, he wanted to know from vembu Iyer as to who was accompanying him with such a beautiful rhythm. Immediately Sri Maha periava intervened and told Mani Iyer that it was he with a peel of orange in his hand like kanjira. "Naan taan appaaa taalam potadhu!", Suddenly Mani Iyer broke down with tears and cried "Appane Kapaaleeswara!, parameswaraa! "yen" Periavaala thaalam potadhu?" He cried and told "En periavaalai paaka mudiyalaye, enge irukkaa" Periyavaal in his voice filled with kaarunyam replied "ido un pakkathileye irukkenappa" Mani Iyer repeatedly told "Appane Kapaaleswaraaa! Parameswaraa!" and prostrated. Periavaal blessed him with his own benign smile like a mother to her child.( Free translation)

above by Baraneetharan in Anandavikatan

Madurai Mani Iyer-Sabhapatiki Veru Deivam-Abhogi-Gopalakrishna Barathi

The song has a nice history behind it. One fine morning, Shri. Barathi visited Thiruvayyaru and paid respects to Shri. Thyagaraja Swamigal. During the conversation, Shri. Thyaragaja queried whether he had written any kriti , set to Abogi raga. Shri. Gopalakrishna Barathi felt sad that he did not think about that raga all along. He replied saying that I will just take a bath and come back to see you again. By the time, he finished his bath the song was ready !
Now, the song:

continuation see Part II

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